Voyager Disk reference card. (Credit: Gizmodo) Voyager I is now officially flying into interstellar space. In the future, an alien spaceship may come across it. When they do, they will find two things: a golden disk and a record player. How to interpret the instructions on the cover.
Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 & 2 probes continue their journeys out of th e Solar System, sending information home. Mona Evans, "Voyagers - Preparing for the Grand Tour" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181534.asp
Voyager Plasma Wave Science (PWS) observations. Colors show wave amplitude - red is most intense & blue least intense. The sound reproduces the amplitude & frequency of the waves. The frequency is directly related to the number of electrons detected per unit volume. There are two notable events. In the second, the electron density continually increases with time as the craft moves outwards from the heliopause into interstellar space. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183205.asp
“An Early History of Satellites.” (Credit: Broadband Wherever) It’s not often that one associates a satellite with French folk songs, but this infographic does that and more. On it you will find the major launches of the early space age — from the Soviet Union’s Sputnik to the Czechoslovakian Magion 1 — showing how satellites quickly evolved between 1957 and 1978.
Voyager 1 enters interstellar space. An excellent graphic, except that it's titled "Exiting the Solar System". Voyager 1 is still well within the Solar System. (Credit: Andrew Barr, Joshua Learn, Richard Johnson, National Post) Mona Evans, "Voyager 1 - the First Starship" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183205.asp
Infographic: European Spacecraft - Plans for putting lander on a comet in historic space feat. Philae's landing happened, though it didn't go exactly to plan. (Credit: Karl Tate) Mona Evans, "Rosetta the Comet Chaser" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art182574.asp
[INFOGRAPHIC] Precision Pointing: It's a Matter of Scale
The Kepler Space Telescope. Precision Pointing: It's a Matter of Scale. (Image credit: NASA Ames/Wendy Stenzel.) The next time you're asked to pass the salt think of the Kepler space telescope, and share its story. Mona Evans, "Searching for Extrasolar Planets" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art66984.asp
A Long and Winding Road: Cassini Celebrates 15 Years - Since launching on Oct. 15, 1997, the spacecraft has logged more than 3.8 billion miles (6.1 billion kilometers) of exploration - enough to circle Earth more than 152,000 times. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art23637.asp